Mary Anne Stephens Wiki, Age (Don Shula’s Wife) Biography, Family & Facts

Mary Anne Stephens

Mary Anne Stephens (born in 1945) is the wife of the famous American football coach Don Shula. The couple got married at an elderly age. Don is considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NFL (National Football League).

He has worked great being the head coach of Miami Dolphins and under his coaching, the team became victorious 2 times in the super bowl.

In 2020 where people are sad and fighting with the COVID-19 pandemic dreadful news came. On 5th May 2020, the legendary coach Shula left this world. His wife Anne was with him in his last moments.

The internet is flooding with his images right now. Miami Dolphins posted his image on their Instagram account and wrote ”The Greatest. Thank you for everything, Coach Shula”.


Early Life, Parents & Bio

In the family of a farmer, Mary Anne Stephens came to this world in the year 1945 (age 74 years; as in 2019). Her father was a countryman who used to grow soy and cotton. Her mother was a housewife and used to take care of Mary and her 5 siblings.

Stephens is the 2nd youngest child of her parents. Don Shula’s spouse used to be quite good at studies. She did her masters from the University of Florida. We have also learned that her father was quite strict but also very supportive of her.

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Personal life, spouse and children

The lady has been through a lot in her life. At the age of only 18 years old she married a guy named John Maddox. The marriage did not run very well and which caused the divorce between them. Then at the age of 24, Mary met James Keller and married him. Again Mary Anne Stephens separated from her husband and marriage fell apart.

Once she was at an event there she came into contact with a person named Jackson Stephens. The man is a super-wealthy businessman. As per sources, the net worth of the man is measured to be around $380 million. One of their close friends made them marry each other. This marriage also ended with a divorce.

Don Shula with his wife, Mary Anne Stephens
Don Shula with his wife, Mary Anne Stephens

In the year 1992 Anne met Shula at the home of Ray Floyd. It was the day of New Year’s eve. The two found each other interesting and Floyd left no chance to push them to marry each other.

Finally, on 16 October 1993, they both married each other. The marriage was quite simple and only closest friends were there.

It was the fourth marriage of Mary and second marriage as before this Don was married to Dorothy Bartish. Stephens has 5 kids named Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne, and Mike.


Real Full Birth NameMary Anne Stephens.
Age (As of 2019)74 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday1945.
Ethnicity White.
Birthplace/HometownCoal Hill, Arkansas, USA.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)N/A.
House LocationFlorida, USA.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5'5".
Meters: 1.65 m.
Centimeters: 165.09 cm.
WeightPounds: 141.09 lbs.
Kilograms: 64 Kg.
Eye ColorBlue.
Hair ColorBrown.
Personal Information
ParentsFather: Not known.
Mother: Not available.
Marital StatusWidow.
Husband1. John Maddox.
2. James Keller.
3. Jackson Stephens.
4. Don Shula.
Kids1. Dave.
2. Donna.
3. Sharon.
4. Anne.
5. Mike.
Social media No.
Food itemDonuts.
Travel DestinationAustralia.
Highest QualificationGraduate.
School Local high school.
CarsBMW 7 series.
Net worth (As in 2020)$10-15 million.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Mary Anne Stephens

  • She is the chairperson of Gala. Mary Anne Stephens does charity work quite a lot.
  • Once she ran a drive and through her campaign, she gathered $28 million. She also handles the affairs of the Don Shula Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
  • This is the foundation which was founded by Don after the death of his wife.

Mary Anne Stephens career & net worth

  • Her husband was also a very wealthy person. Being the coach of NFL teams he has worked for decades.
  • He is the only coach he has guided an undefeated team in NFL history. The couple was living in a house in Florida.
  •  If we look into the possessions of Shula then his net worth comes at around $30 million. On the other hand, his wife’s net worth is $10-15 million.
  • She also receives a certain amount from her 3rd husband for her expenses.
  • Don Shula’s wife receives 1 million USD as alimony.
  • Recently she filed a complaint against Jackson Stephens’s son. She said he is selling some painting which is against her interests.
  • Once she organized a gala party in Miami to raise donation money.
  • Mary Anne and Don have 15 years of the age gap between them.
  • Mary Anne Stephens has a BMW 7 series.
  • The famous spouse has some high-end contacts which even includes some Hollywood stars.
  • There is a steak house named “Shula’s Steak House” which once Don opened.
  • Anne Stephens’ height is 5 ft 5 in (165.09 cm), and her weight is around 141 pounds (64 Kg).


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